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Regions Bank helps students understand the economics of success

A group of volunteers from Regions Bank visited Bonita Springs Middle School in Bonita Springs to host a “JA in a Day” program for eighth-grade students on Thursday, May 28. The half-day program focused on financial literacy and the Regions Bank staff used their expertise to help students understand finances, budgeting and insurance information.

“The students at Bonita Springs Middle School had a blast with the Regions Bank volunteers,” said Lysa Kennedy, program manager for Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida. “This JA in a Day session provided valuable information that will help these children succeed in the future and we are thankful that these volunteers were so excited to work with the students to help them understand the importance of financial knowledge.”

Junior Achievement is the world’s largest organization dedicated to inspiring and preparing young people to succeed in a global economy. Through a dedicated volunteer network, Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida, Inc. focuses on three key content areas: work readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy. Today, JA reaches 4.4 million students per year in 117 markets across the United States, with an additional 5.8 million students served by operations in 121 other countries worldwide. For more information about Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida visit www.JASWFL.org, call 239-225-2590 or email info@jaswfl.org.